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Preliminary Guide to the Soper Family Papers
Wyles Mss 13  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Soper Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1862-1942
    Collection Number: Wyles Mss 13
    Creator: Soper family
    Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Soper Family Papers. Wyles Mss 13. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wilbur R. Jacobs, 1957.


    Charles H. and Emeline Soper had a small farm in Norton County, Pennsylvania after the Civil War. In 1883 Charles traveled to California, and a year later his wife (Emeline) and daughter (Catharine) joined him. They bought a house in Alhambra, California, but Charles died soon after, in 1885. Mrs. Charles H. Soper and her daughter remained there the rest of their lives.
    Charles H. Soper [CHS]. Died 1885.
    Mrs. Emeline Soper (Alhambra, CA) = Mrs. Charles H. Soper. Died ca. 1922.
    Daughter Emma Catharine [Kate/Katie] Soper. Died July 26, 1938 in Alhambra, CA.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains two series: Soper Family Manuscripts and Wilbur R. Jacobs Research. See container list for more information.